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This review is from: Crack the Skye (Audio CD)
I don't usually feel compelled to write reviews but this is something that must be heard. At first I thought it wasnt as good as Blood Mountain....but thats becuase it is totally different. Theres singing for a start, eerie and brooding melodies and Brann Dailor's thunderous tom fills to boot. Songs like Oblivion and The Last Baron are masterpieces, the entire album is really, and I will admit that this is a grower, give it more than one listen becuase there is a great deal to absorb. Not only is this my album of 2009 (Only Iron Maiden and Dream Theater will come close I think) but I think this is the best album I have heard in a long time.....and Blood Mountain was brilliant in 2006. Once again Mastadon show what real music sounds like.